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21,056 people sought family therapy help in Texas in the last year

Discover how starting family therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Family therapy

What is family therapy?

Family therapy helps families resolve conflicts and strengthen their relationships. It is led by qualified mental health professionals like psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPCs), and licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) who have extensive training in family dynamics and group communication.

How does family therapy work?

Thriveworks family therapists in Grand Prairie, TX usually begin by asking what everyone’s goals are for family counseling. Family members may need help with very specific issues or with general relationship functioning. But there are three main purposes in family counseling: to educate, to counsel, and to strengthen. Thriveworks also offers online family therapy and in-person services, so you may all meet in an office together or join a video call from your home depending on everyone’s location and availability.

What is the most effective family therapy?

The most effective form of Family therapy will often depend on the family itself, as there are many types of family therapy for therapists to use as they see fit in order to best meet the needs of their clients. However, one of the most commonly used types of family therapy is structural family therapy (SFT). SFT focuses specifically on family dynamics and interactions, looking at how they shape the relationships and structure present in the family. It can be effectively used to treat a variety of concerns.

How do I know if my family needs therapy?

This answer often looks different to each family that starts family therapy. However, some signs that your family might need to consider family counseling include frequent fights or misunderstandings, constant tension, experiencing loss, behavioral issues, marital issues, divorce, and blended family issues, among others.

What is included in family therapy?

In family therapy, therapists will often start by asking questions and assessing individual and family dynamics. From there, they may employ therapeutic techniques such as structured family therapy, CBT, strategic family therapy, and more depending on the present concerns and conflicts. From there, a therapist will work to open lines of communication between family members and facilitate emotional healing and growth.

What is the success rate of family therapy?

Family therapy can be incredibly successful, with some studies reporting a success rate of almost 90% for improving participants’ emotional and mental health, and around 66% for improving their physical health.

Is family therapy conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks therapists in Grand Prairie, TX offer both online family therapy and in-person family therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does family therapy last?

Family therapy is usually short term and solution-focused, with most families accomplishing their goals in 12 sessions or fewer. However, it can also last for longer if the probles at hand are more complex — and that’s okay, too.

Need more help deciding?

Everyone knows that families have their baggage — naturally, we can have some problematic histories and moments with the people we’ve known the longest. Part of being in a family means accepting that there will be good times and bad times. But do you ever feel like you and your family tiptoe around the emotional elephant in the room?

Families can deal with issues for years and never talk about them. The longer an issue builds up, the harder it can feel to start the conversation. You might want to speak openly and honestly, but you also might be terrified of disrupting the peace. Or you might not even know how to begin unpacking years of emotional buildup.

Luckily, there are mental health professionals who specialize in helping families work through their issues. At Thriveworks in Grand Prairie, TX, our licensed family therapists and counselors can help you and your family identify and work through the problems you’re facing. We create a judgment-free environment for conversation designed to improve family relationships by bringing families to a place of closeness and understanding. Schedule an appointment today by calling our office or using our convenient online scheduling tool.

Should We Consider Family Therapy?

Some people hesitate to pursue therapy or counseling because every family deals with problems — so why bother? Sometimes, families have trouble knowing how to deal with their issues, so they ignore the problem and let it fester. However, avoiding problems won’t make them go away. Most of the time, it only makes them worse.

Family therapists and counselors can help families work through their problems, from new, small arguments to major, long-standing issues. Mental health professionals are trained in tackling a wide variety of issues faced by families, including:

  • Strained relationships
  • Sibling rivalries
  • Financial difficulties
  • Communication struggles
  • Child behavioral problems
  • Loss or grief
  • Major life changes
  • Divorce or separation
  • Constant bickering
  • Mental illness
  • Chronic physical illness
  • Breakdowns in trust

If you don’t see the issues your family is dealing with above, that’s okay too. This list is not intended to be comprehensive, and we encourage you to reach out even if you’re dealing with something else entirely.

We understand that talking about these issues can be difficult. As such, it’s possible that not every member of a family will be receptive to working with a professional. It’s normal for family members to feel varying degrees of willingness to go to therapy or counseling. However, with patience and time, you will start to see how working with a professional can positively impact your family’s mental health.

Getting support is an essential first step for families going through something difficult together. At Thriveworks Counseling in Grand Prairie, TX, we’ll work to make sure the process is as comfortable as possible as we help your family find a happier and healthier place.

The Benefits of Family Therapy or Counseling

There are many different therapeutic methods that can help families heal together. The specific methodologies that you encounter in your sessions will depend partially on the type of therapy your provider practices, including:

  • Family systems therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Functional family therapy
  • Supportive family therapy

Once a therapist or counselor gets to know you and your family during your initial sessions, they’ll be able to develop a treatment plan. Understanding who your family is and each member’s perspective on your issues allows your provider to create a treatment plan that accommodates the unique needs of your family and the issues you’re facing.

There are many benefits to receiving this structured and individualized care. The skills learned in family therapy or counseling sessions can apply to other areas in your life. Some of the skills taught in family therapy sessions include:

  • Boundary-setting skills
  • Improved communication and listening skills
  • Clear familial roles
  • Stronger relationships
  • Developing trust
  • Problem-solving tools and coping abilities

At Thriveworks Counseling in Grand Prairie, TX, you can opt to attend your sessions either in-person or online. This format makes sure that sessions are accessible for every member of your family, whether they’re located near or far.

Family Therapy Appointments Available at Thriveworks in Grand Prairie, TX

When you and your family are ready to overcome your challenges and grow together, working with a mental health professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Grand Prairie, TX, can help. Call our office or use our online appointment scheduling tool to set up your first appointment.

When you call, our scheduling experts can set you up with an appointment at a convenient time, including weekend and evening sessions. New clients can get started extremely quickly — often within 24-48 hours after calling.

We also accept most major forms of insurance and offer additional benefits such as:

  • Phone and email access to your counselor between sessions
  • Text support for scheduling and billing
  • 24-hour Q+A support with a life coach
  • Access to our Therapy Buddy mobile app

Consider reaching out to a professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Grand Prairie, TX if your family is going through a difficult time. Call our office today to get started.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Grand Prairie therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Grand Prairie
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Prairie is located on Post & Paddock Rd. We share a building with Lonestar Orthopedic Supply, Recovercare, and H&E Equipment. TX-360 runs east of us.

Phone number

(224) 257-3776

Languages spoken by TX providers

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